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Whales: Giants of the Deep
June 3, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Interactive, immersive, and featuring the latest in international cetacean research, Whales: Giants of the Deep is an experience that brings adults and children eye to eye with some of the world’s most elusive creatures. The exhibition’s unique blend of science, storytelling, and innovative interactivity gives visitors the opportunity to discover more about the world of whales. Featuring a massive, 58-foot fully articulated sperm whale skeleton, Whales showcases amazing and rare specimens from Te Papa’s whale collection, one of the largest in the world. Visitors will see life-size and scale models of whales common to the South Pacific as well as contemporary whalebone treasures such as weapons and chiefly adornments. They’ll also learn about whale biology, the extraordinary evolutionary journey of whales from land to sea, and the history of whaling in New Zealand. Children can even crawl through a life-size replica of the heart of a blue whale, the Earth’s largest living creature. Developed and presented by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Note: Your admission ticket includes all other exhibitions and films, including Whales 3D.